Apple’s AirPods 3 are here in the form of yet another image leak. The images below appear to show the third generation of Apple’s mainstream TWS earbuds and are in line with the previous leaks.
Rumor has it that Apple will use an almost identical design between the AirPods 3 and the AirPods Pro, with silicone ear tips at the end. But we’re starting to think that the AirPods 3 will have an open ear design, like the AirPods 1 and 2, without rubber ear tips at the end.
It would make sense, differentiating the 3’s from the Pro’s. In-ear design, like that of the AirPods Pro, offers superior isolation from outside noise and is a great foundation for active noise cancellation.
It’s rumored that the AirPods 3 will have Spatial audio, but no active noise cancellation and that they’ll cost around $150.
Apple is expected to hold an event for the AirPods 3 later this month, possibly on March 23 (coinciding with OnePlus’ 9 and 9 Pro event).